Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at Sysinfo.org will no longer be updated and the off-line downloads are no longer available. The version at Pacman's Portal will, however, continue to be updated and it's recommended that you refer to that site for more up to date information. The reason for this change in policy cannot be disclosed at this time but I hope you have enjoyed using the database here and thank you for your support and kind comments over the years.

Paul Collins

If you're frustrated with the time it takes your Windows 7/Vista/XP PC to boot and then it seems to be running slowly you may have too many programs running at start-up - and you have come to the right place to identify them. This is the original startup programs (as opposed to processes/tasks) list - one of the most accurate and comprehensive. Services are not included - see below. The database is mirrored in a slightly different format at Pacman's Portal.

"Name or Startup Item" in the table below refers to how an entry is displayed in MSConfig, Windows Defender or the registry "Run" keys. "Command or Data" refers to the program the entry runs. For further information on this and how to identify and disable startup programs you may want to also visit this page.

For further information on random startup entries please visit the Startups Info page.

Last update :- 29th July, 2011
24133 items listed

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Name or Startup ItemStatusCommand or DataDescriptionTested?
drvr32hXdrvr32h.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
drvrmanagerXdrvrquery32.exeAdded by the BOOHOO WORM!No
drvsys.exeXdrvsys.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.W WORM!No
DrWatsonXdrwatson_.exeAdded by the LOHAV-S TROJAN!No
DrWatsonXdrwatson_32.exeAdded by the LOHAV-S TROJAN!No
DrWeb AntivirusXDRWEBAV.EXEAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
DrwebschedulerYDrwebscd.exeDrWeb antivirus related - scheduler that allows you to manage an automatic launch of applications, in particular the antivirus scanner or the update subsystemNo
DR_SXDR_S.exeIstBar adwareNo
dsXds.exeAdded by the SPYMON TROJAN!No
DS ClockUdsclock.exeDigital desktop clock including synchronization with atomic servers - see hereNo
dsaXdsa.exeHomepage hijacker - redirecting to downseek.comNo
dsadlsa14Xdsakfsak14.exeAdded by the ONLINEG-P TROJAN!No
DSBXDSB.exeEnergyPlugin adwareNo
dscactivateUdsca.exeDell Support Agent offers additional support and update features for your Dell computer or laptopNo
DSentryNDSentry.exeAnti-spyware from Dell. Seems that after Dell found out certain applications being installed from DVD's would report back information about what customers were watching, they decided to implement an anti-spyware service. Run manually before installation startsNo
DsiXdp-******.exeAdded by an unidentified adware where ****** are random charactersNo
DsiXdp-him.exeAdded by the MULTIDR-AH TROJAN!No
DskcompatXDskcompat.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
DSKEYUDsKey.exePart of PC PhoneHome - "secretly sends an invisible email message to an email address of your choice containing the physical location of your computer every time you get an Internet connection". Security software from Brigadoon Security Group for tracking down lost/stolen computersNo
DSLagentexeYDSLagent.exeUsed in conjunction with USB connected ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (now Dialogic). Required for a permanent ADSL connectionNo
dslmonYdslmon.exeSagem DSL modem related. Apparently needed to detect the modem No
DSLSTATEXEUdslstat.exeSystem tray connection status for ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (as used by BT Broadband for example)No
DsmSerXdsm.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
dso32Xdsoqq.exeAdded by the TATERF-AO WORM!No
DSSXdssagent.exeRegistration reminder for Mattel Interactive (Broderbund) applications and games. Spyware as it sends encrypted emails about the system back to the originators of the program. Also a resource hog. See here for more infoNo
DSServiceXdmrss.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-XX WORM!No
DSSSGENS?dssagens.exe??No
DT 11Mbps WLAN PC Card StationUDTCARDMonitor.exe11Mbps PC Card based wireless LAN connection monitor - possibly from Deutsche TelekomNo
DT 11Mbps WLAN USB StationUDTUSBMonitor.exe11Mbps USB based wireless LAN connection monitor - possibly from Deutsche TelekomNo
DT HPWUDTHtml.exeHP My Display from HP. Rebranded version of Display Tune from Portrait Displays, Inc. - which "is the perfect software utility to initially set-up and adjust your display to achieve its optimum performance. All adjustments are made through a simple graphical user interface"No
DT TaskUDTHtml.exeDisplay Tune from Portrait Displays, Inc. - which "is the perfect software utility to initially set-up and adjust your display to achieve its optimum performance. All adjustments are made through a simple graphical user interface." Also licensed and renamed by manufacturers such as Gateway (EzTune), HP (HP My Display), Hyundai ImageQuest (ImageTune), LG (forteManager) and ViewSonic (PerfectSuite™ Plus)No
DU MeterNDUMeter.exeHagel Technologies internet bandwidth monitorNo
duckXduck.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AVG WORM!No
Dumeter ServicesXdumeter.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AEQ WORM!No
DumpXDump.exeAdded by the ZIMUSE WORM!No
dumprepXdump-k.exeAdded by the BUZUS-U WORM!No
dumprepXdump.exeAdded by the CODOX-A WORM!No
dumprep 0 -kNdumprep 0 -kUsed in connection with memory dumps - you can disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way outNo
dumprep 0 -uNdumprep 0 -uUsed in connection with memory dumps - you can disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way outNo
DUN_SERVICES3Xdun3.exeAdded by the SOKIRON TROJAN!No
DVD UpgradeXdvdupgd.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
dvd43NDVD43_Tray.exeDVD43 is "a small tool that integrates into Windows and overrides CSS copy-protection found on DVD movies"No
DVD43UDVD43.exeDVD43 is a small tool that overrides CSS copy-protection found on DVD moviesNo
DVD@ccessNDVDAccess.exePart of DVD Studio Pro from Apple Inc. - "The DVD@CCESS feature allows you to add additional interactivity to your DVD title when it is played on a computer"No
DVDAgent?DVDAgent.exeFound on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?No
DVDBitSetUDVDBitSet.exeDVD+RW Drive/Disc Compatibility Setting. Installed with HP DVD+RW drives to enhance compatibility with existing readers. You can also set a DVD+RW default drive write mode which is always usedNo
DVDCheck?DVDCheck.exeRelated to an Intervideo program. What does it do and is it required in startup?No
DvdcompatXDvdcompat.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
DVDLauncherNDVDLauncher.exePart of Cyberlink's Power Cinema - allows you to play DVDs upon insertion No
DVDSentryNDSentry.exeAnti-spyware from Dell. Seems that after Dell found out certain applications being installed from DVD's would report back information about what customers were watching, they decided to implement an anti-spyware service. Run manually before installation startsNo
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Notes & Warnings

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DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. We will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

WARNING: This is NOT a database of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a database of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try the Process Library from Uniblue, the list at PC Pitstop or one of the many others now available. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSConfig or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.

To avoid the database becoming too large, all virus entries are only shown using the registry version which is common to all Windows versions. Otherwise there would be multiple entries for popular filenames that viruses often use - such as "svchost" above for example. Multiple viruses can also use the same startup entries, in this case only those with significant differences (such as file location) are repeated in this database.

NOTE: There are a number of virus and malware entries listed in this database where specific removal instructions haven't been given. If this is the case then you could try ComboFix, a program written by sUBs that can remove many different types of Trojans and Worms. See here for a tutorial on how to use the program

IMPORTANT: A number of entries are repeated due to the way that different operating systems display startup items. For example, WinMe lists "POPROXY.EXE" as "Norton eMail Protect" in both MSCONFIG and the registry whereas WinXP lists it as "Poproxy" in MSCONFIG and "Norton eMail Protect" in the registry.

SERVICES: "Services" from the NT/2K/XP/Vista/7 operating systems are not included. I fully understand that some programs with these OS's use "Services" as an alternative to load their component parts at startup but these are handled in a different way. We recommend you try BlackViper for information on services for the relevant operating systems.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

If you're looking for a startup manager then why not try Spybot - Search & Destroy (by Safer Networking Ltd) as the startup programs section (select the Advanced mode) includes descriptions from this database. You might also want to try their RunAlyzer and FileAlyzer tools.

As there are more than 10,000 entries in this database related to viruses, trojans, worms and other malware we recommend you use a quality internet security package. Which ever you choose, keep it updated.

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Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
Software support by John Mayer
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